- 09 Nov 21
Ruby Ivy was recently invited to perform 'Evergreen’ on Cork’s Red FM as part of Irish Music Month.
Soulful Cork artist Ruby Ivy returned last week with the follow up to 'Fault Line'; glittering R&B single 'Evergreen'.
The Irish singer-songwriter is a well-established performer and has penned tracks for other artist before setting her sights on breaking into the recording scene.
Holding her own beside her contemporaries Snoh Aalegra, Sinead Harnett & Jorja Smith; Ruby Ivy's sensual, smoky vocal style, part of the London urban gospel sound but influenced by early soul and jazz, is complemented by lo-fi, R&B beats.
Lockdown in Cork, Ireland, found Ruby dedicating all her time to her own artistic endeavours. It gave her the opportunity to develop her music production skills, having recorded and arranged all of the vocals on ‘Evergreen’ herself. The track is deeply personal and includes some of her best lyrics yet.
“Something I tend to struggle with is how my feelings fluctuate in relationships. This song is an apology to my constant ‘Evergreen’ lover”.
"You go steady, as the seasons change in me/I root, I rise, I fall/But you’re Evergreen," the track exclaims.
Ruby’s love of soul comes straight from her childhood; her earliest musical memory is being in her mum’s arms dancing around the kitchen to Aretha Franklin’s ‘Say a Little Prayer’. The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, lots of jazz, soul, Stevie Wonder are enduring influences. Leaving BIMM Institute with first-class honours, Ruby has since performed at the likes of Wembley Arena and Shepherd’s Bush Empire with the likes of JP Cooper.
Performing ‘Be My Baby’ alongside original doo-wop icon, Ronnie Spector in London back in 2016 set Ruby's reality as an emerging singer/songwriter in sight.
Added to Spotify's 'A Breath of Fresh Éire' playlist, 'Fault Line' previously gained attention with Ivy's luscious harmonies and vulnerable lyrics of romance. 'Evergreen' is no exception, brimming with potential.
Listen to the captivating 'Evergreen' below: